Antec P20C Review (Page 1 of 4)

Antec P20C Review

By: Aaron Lai
April 14, 2023

It is no surprise that everyone is into the RGB craze and honestly, I am not too sure where I sit on this debate. The first computer I ever built did not even have a window on the side, so lighting was not a big deal to me. Most of my peripherals do have lighting, but I usually end up using it more for its utility with a plain white light to illuminate the keys and my mouse. In fact, the only reason I have any lighting on my motherboard or other internal components is because these are the default settings and I was too lazy to turn them off. I think there is something nice about a build with no lighting. It may not show off anything in particular, but it is a simple and clean look that will only be illuminated by exterior lighting sources, whether it is daylight or your own room. I do use lighting in my builds, although it is often because I have components that have them built in. On first start up, I think these LED lights inside my built definitely looks nice. However, after a while, this illumination sort of blends into the background and I do not really notice it. I do not even think it matters if there is a pattern or a set of effects, as I just get used to them. On the other hand, it is clear that RGB lighting is still a big selling point for most computer cases. There is nothing wrong with including it as it gives the option for lighting without forcing it on people. Today's review unit of the Antec P20C seemingly reverses this trend. Notably missing any mention of RGB or lighting in its marketing material, the P20C calls back to the basics for a computer enclosure with cooling capabilities and component flexibility being its primary focus. However, does it deliver on these claims and is it still a solid choice for a computer chassis? Read on to find out!

Today's review unit of the Antec P20C arrived from ASI Computer Technologies, which is a distributor and computer wholesaler. As this shipment originated in Canada, Purolator and their Ground service brought this box from Richmond, British Columbia, Canada to our APH Networks offices in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, in excellent condition. There does not seem to be any bumps or bruises to be concerned about. As this is a mid-tower case, it is no surprise the shipping box is also the same as its retail container. The retail container is just a standard corrugated cardboard box with printing on top of it. Antec's logo can be found down the right side with the product name on the bottom corner. In the middle is an outline of the product on the outside. Interestingly, Antec wrote "Designed by Antec in California", which sounds a lot like what a certain fruit technology company writes on their products. Around the box we have the specifications of the Antec P20C, but there is not much else to talk about here.

Since you cannot see the specifications, I have obtained them from the manufacturer's website for your reading pleasure:

Case Specification
Dimensions: 469 x 220 x 490mm (DWH)
Form Factor: Mid Tower
Materials: Steel + Plastic
Mainboard Support: E-ATX, ATX, Micro-ATX, ITX
Front Access & Controls: Power, Reset, USB 3.0 x 2, Type-C 3.2 Gen 2 x 1, MIC x 1, HD-AUDIO x 1
Side Panel: 4 MM Tempered Glass Side Panel

Drive Bays
Expansion Slots: 7
3.5" / 2.5": 2 / 2
2.5": 2

Front: 3 x 120mm / 3 X 140mm / 2 x 185mm
Top: 3 x 120mm / 2 x 140mm
Power Supply Shroud: 2 x 120mm
Rear: 1 x 120mm
Included Fan(s): 3 x 120mm PWM fans in front

Radiator Support
Front: 120 / 140 / 240 / 280 / 360mm
Top: 120 / 140 / 240 / 280 / 360mm
Rear: 120mm

Max GPU Length: ≤ 375mm
Max CPU Cooler Height: ≤ 170mm
Max PSU Length: (Include cable) ≤ 205mm (with HDD), (Include cable) ≤ 410mm (without HDD)

Dust Filter: Front / Top / Bottom
Net Weight: 8.1 Kgs
Gross Weight: 9.32 Kgs
Warranty: 2 Years

Out of the box, we can find the Antec P20C packed in a clear plastic bag and sandwiched between two thick pieces of Styrofoam. The tempered glass side panel was also wrapped with a plastic cover on both sides to prevent any surface scratches on the glass, which was much appreciated. Otherwise, there is not too much to see from this vantage point, so let us continue our unboxing.

Page Index
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. Physical Look - Outside
3. Physical Look - Inside
4. Installation and Conclusion